But this year, the favorites blew through the field. That doesn't mean there weren't several interesting outcomes. Three region champions - Westlake, South Forsyth and Morgan County - went down. Marietta beat Westlake, and Mountain View beat South Forsyth, both in Class AAAAAAA. In AAA, East Hall beat Morgan County.
Seven teams won their first-ever playoff games. Those were B.E.S.T. Academy, Eagle's Landing, Grovetown, Jackson of Atlanta, Mount Vernon Presbyterian, Mountain View and Pike County. Jenkins County won its first in 57 years.